At the forefront of farming and food, Memphis Meats is
innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to
breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an
animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Memphis
Meats is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat
lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably
produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team
of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat
for a better world.
About this job
The Director of Quality will play a key strategic role in
defining, establishing, and enforcing the quality systems that will
come to define cell-based meat food production, processing, and
packaging processes required to ensure safe and delicious meat food
products for consumers at pilot and commercial scale.
The Director of Quality will be responsible for ensuring
appropriate methods are strategically integrated into the broader
company goals, taking long- and short-term views on product quality
as products, processes, and company priorities are developed. This
role is a key leadership position, setting both company and
industry precedent for scaled cell-based meat quality and safety.
This role will lead the formation of a world-class quality
management team. The ideal candidate is eager to take on new
challenges, is not afraid to fail and is willing to identify
mistakes and learn from them.
As Director of Quality, the position will be expected to protect
the brands through continuous improvement in the areas of
compliance to food safety, quality, regulatory, sanitation and
corporate standards. This includes participating in the innovation
process to ensure complete quality and food safety risk analysis
and validation of compliance documentation. The Quality team is
responsible for regulatory compliance, kosher, organic, halal, etc.
certifications, label applications and compliance with various
customer quality programs.
Duties Include Oversee the future Quality Control and Assurance
staff and work in concert with the R&D staff and Regulatory
Acts as the subject matter expert on behalf of the organization
for quality and day-to-day food safety issues.
Fosters a collaborative relationship among other functional
areas (operations, sales, marketing, R&D, etc.), this person
will maintain the status as the independent authority on quality
assurance, food safety and regulatory affairs.
Leads a staff that is results oriented and driven to serve their
internal and external customers while developing and implementing
regulatory strategy and managing those systems and programs in
order to meet all corporate goals and objectives.
Demonstrable ability to manage both FDA and USDA relationships,
inspection regimens, post-market compliance plans, adverse event
reporting, and label approval processes.
You have 10+ years experience in food manufacturing
with at least three years in a senior role (Director or above).
Excellent people management skills as well as experience in the
management of quality systems and technical services functions.
Ability to set challenging, reasonable performance expectations
for regulatory compliance, microbiological performance and
Experience and working knowledge of continuous improvement
processes as well as the ability to effectively collaborate with
company senior leadership at suppliers and customers.
View of regulatory stakeholders and wider agricultural industry
as partners under one Big Tent
A deeply technical background that can easily translate evidence
A collaborative nature that works well independently and with
A willingness to work with teammates to build a healthy
professional environment to produce delicious, safe meat
Memphis Meats is an equal opportunity employer and we value
diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.